24 Hours Hotline: +86 137-3541-1378
+86 157-0009-4881
Email:

Your Location: Home > Water Town Attractions > Jinze Water Town

Jinze Water Town

Jinze_Ancient_Town_01.jpg
Jinze Water Town (上海金泽古镇)

Introdution to Jinze Ancient Town
Jinze Town locates in Qingpu District, Shanghai, is a peaceful ancient town with a history of over 1,300 years, 20 kilometers southwest of Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, that attracts numerous tourists to experience its traditional water town charms. Differ with other water towns, it is a town with a little more dignity but less delicacy.

Jinze is a very small town that covers an area of no more than 0.6 square km, but within this area, there are more than 10 ancient bridges have been well preserved through the ages. Most of them have gone through the baptism of several dynasties, the longest history of which can be dated back to Song Dynasty (960-1279).

Besides, each bridge in this town, will be connected with a temple. It's said that, during the Three Kingdoms period, the General of Eastern Wu Kingdom led an army here for defending. As the land was crisscrossed by channels and waterways, he ordered his soldiers to build bridges and set up temples on one end of each bridge to pray for safe and peace.

History
The town's history stretches back to before the Song Dynasty (960-1279). By the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) the town had 42 bridges, which contemporaries described as being "perched like rainbows on its waters." Seven of these still remain. 

Bridges in Jinze Town
It renowned for its crisscross waterways, but mostly for its bridges, not on the number but for time-honored bridges with different shapes and varied usage, thus it is entitled the "No.1 Bridge Town" of the southern Yangtze area.

Puji Bridge
Puji Bridge, which was built with purple stones, is 26.7 meters long, only 2.75 meters wide and, with its easy gradient, typical of the bridges built in the Song Dynasty. 

Shanghai Water Town Jinze Water Town Puji_Bridge.jpg

Yingxiang Bridge
Yingxiang Bridge is of a design untypical for south of Yangtze River during the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). It lacks guardrails and steps, making it more convenient for cavalrymen to pass over it. 

Shanghai Water Town Jinze Water Town Yingxiang_Bridge.jpg

Fangsheng Bridge
Fangsheng Bridge, built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is beside a monastery and once served as a site for Buddhist disciples to set fish free into the waters. 

Shanghai Water Town Jinze Water Town of Fangsheng_Bridge.jpeg

Puqing Bridge
Puqing Bridge, built in 1999, is a reproduction of a famous wooden bridge from the well-known Song Dynasty painting Along the River During the Qingming Festival. The construction, which features interlocking wooden poles to form its arch and elegant body lines, was profiled in a PBS film, China Bridge, in 2000.

Shanghai Water Town Tours of Jinze

How to get to Jinze
Take Huzhu Bus Line at Chengdu Road North Dagu Road Station to Zhujiajiao, and transfer to Qingjin Bus Line to the last stop.

Questions & Answers or Review
* Full Name
* E-mail
* Title of your review
* Your review
 

The following Water Town Tours may also interest you!

Full Day Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour from Suzhou

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhouzhuang's Twin Bridges, Zhouzhuang's Old Drama Stage, Zhang House, Shen House

Tour Style:Full Day Zhouzhuang Water Town Tour from Suzhou help you to explore the most beautiful and well-known Chinese water town-Zhouzhuang Water town with your knowledgeable tour guide!

View Details
From $65 p/p
One Day Tongli Water Town Sightseeing Tour From Shanghai

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:One Day Suzhou Tongli Water Town Tour From Shanghai help you explore Tongli water town, one of the most famous ancient water towns in the south of the Yangtze River Delta.

View Details
From $103 p/p
Tongli Water Town Day Tour from Suzhou

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Tongli water town is noted as one of six famous water towns in China with its ancient bridges, houses and lanes. Book our Suzhou Tongli water town tour, you'll get the best tour experience in Tongli in one day with our knowledgeable tour guide.

View Details
From $75 p/p
Suzhou Half Day Garden Tour with Extension to Tongli Town

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Master of Nets Garden, Pingjiang Road, Suzhou Silk Factory, Tongli Water Town

Tour Style:Book our Suzhou halfa day garden tou with tongli, our tour guide will take you to explore the best features of Suzhou city by touring classical garden, learn silk culture in Suzhou No.1 Silk factory and experience the tranquil beauty of Tongli water town.

View Details
From $85 p/p
Shanghai to Zhouzhuang Water Town Day Tour

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Zhouzhuang Water Town

Tour Style:Explore one of China`s most cherished water towns on this exciting day tour, a private tour for your family or your friends exclusively

View Details
From $87 p/p

Live Chat

Certificate of Excellence
2018

tripadvisor

China Private Tours-Day Tour

Certificate of Excellence
2017

tripadvisor

China Private Tours-Day Tour

Certificate of Excellence
2016

tripadvisor

China Private Tours-Day Tour

Your Idea of Your Trip
Adults:
(>11 years old)
Children:
(2 - 11 years old)
Babies:
(< 2 years old)
Date of trip
Hotel Class
Any specific requests/interests?
Contact Information

(Your Privacy is Protected)

Full Name: *
E-mail: *
Your Age: *
Nationality: *
Contact Phone Number: *
Submit

Tailor-Made

1 to 1 tailor-made service from our professional travel advisors for the most sophisticated

Authentic

Constantly excellent reviews for attraction, hotel and service Competitive price

Value Guarantee

Local experts provide quality tours Best selected knowledgeable local guides Authentic local restaurants

Stress-free Guaranteed

7*24 hours available to create you a worry-free tour. No Hidden Fees and absolutely no pressure to buy. Secured

Who choose us

ASTA Pata CATS IATA

We accept:

We accept

Email:

Copyright © 2017 Suzhouprivatetour.com All rights reserved.